Review: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Dog Days by Jeff Kinney


by Captain Yarr

Title: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Dog Days
Author: Jeff Kinney
Page Count: 214
Format: Hardcover
Grade Reading Level: Ages 9-12

Summary: No matter what Greg does he can never enjoy his summer. Even if he is liking his summer, it won’t last long and/or will probably turn out badly. This summer he’s juggling between his family, friends, and his love life. Will he loose his best friend? Will he get Heather Hills to fall in love with him? As things are Greg isn’t sure which is worst: his summer or going back to school.

Why I Started the Book:

I liked all the previous books and put this title on hold at the library. My place on the hold list was fairly low and I got the book in time to devour it over the weekend.


  • I like the chapter (or day) that Greg used his Ladybug (his cell phone that only calls 911 or his house) for the first time and almost gets his day arrested. It was funny!
  • I enjoyed Manny in this book because he never cared about what was going on; he just wants to have a good time.
  • The humor is as good as the rest of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. You will definitely chuckle to yourself as you read.


  • I never found out how Greg and Rowley paid back Mr. Jefferson back for ordering all the fruit smoothies at the clubhouse. Even though it wasn’t as important as some other problems, I really wanted to know.
  • If I were to choose a title for this book, I wouldn’t name it Dog Days. There are only some parts in the story that involve a dog, and he’s not even the main problem in the story!

Last minute thoughts: I hope Jeff Kinney will add another book to the series because I enjoy reading them and don’t want to see the end of the books.

Buy: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (Hardcover)

Book Rating: I give this book 3.5 treasure chests!

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  1. “Dog days” is a phrase that refers to more than just dogs.

    “Dog days” is the shortened version of “the dog days of summer” and refers to define a period of time or an event that is very hot or stagnant.

    In this case I’m sure it refers to stagnant, though I have not read the book myself. So “dog days” would be the most boring and slow days of summer.

    An example of a “dog day:” Think of how kids are in the summer when they can’t find a friend to play with and/or think of anything to do. Remember that phrase, “I’m sooo bored! There’s nothing to do!” That could be labeled a dog day.

    Hoped that helped!

  2. Scurvy Dog Trent

    I still dont remembe’ thy endin’ . Oh well

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